Winner Takes All Chapter 124-126

Chapter 124

When Chen Dong was helped out of the small bamboo courtyard by Kunlun and Elder Long.

The middle-aged man with graying temples was standing at the bridge of the stream, waiting.

“Take young Chen to the hospital as soon as possible.”

The middle-aged man with white sideburns spoke calmly.

“Many thanks, my lord.”

Chen Dong smiled and nodded to the middle-aged man, “I’m sorry to have troubled you tonight.”

This was an existence that even Zhou Yanqiu had to look up to, he didn’t want to offend him for nothing, it was better to have one more friend than one more enemy.

Looking at the direction in which Chen Dong and the three of them left, the middle-aged man with white temples gradually deepened his gaze.

Half a long time later, he smiled faintly, “I never thought that this young dragon of the Chen family would be hidden in this corner of my land… With the attitude of the Chen family head today, the young dragon will soon be able to rise to the four seas, right?”

Leaving the Four Seals Clubhouse.

Kunlun froze the Rolls-Royce and drove it like a sports car.

The delay in the small bamboo forest courtyard just now was quite long, Chen Dong’s wound kept bleeding, his face was already pale by now, if he didn’t get to the hospital for treatment as soon as possible, I was afraid it would be fatal.

At first, Mrs Chen wanted to recite the Earth Store Bodhisattva Sutra a hundred times so that Chen Dong would bleed to death.

Luckily, after arriving at the hospital and being rescued in time, Chen Dong was not seriously injured.

Inside the ward, Chen Dong looked weakly at the nervous Elder Long and Kunlun and smiled faintly, “I’m already fine, why are you two still crying?”

Elder Long and Kunlun looked at each other, but did not say much.

Chen Dong knew that there was a disparity in status, if something happened to him, even if Elder Long and Kunlun were trusted by their father, they would still be affected.

So he directly digressed from the topic, “You guys say, is this matter considered over?”

Tonight, Father’s appearance had ousted Old Lady Chen in a direct and domineering manner.

He was so overbearing that he disregarded the family rules and even threatened to “send” Old Lady Chen away.

But Chen Dong is really impervious to the Chen family.

A secluded family that is beyond the world, an existence that allows its members to ignore the rules and treat the lives of ordinary people like ants.

Would Old Lady Chen really be threatened by her father’s three words and cave in?

“Old slave thinks not yet.”

Elder Long’s gaze was deep and his expression was grave, “The Chen family has complex factions, with Old Lady Chen above her supremacy, a group of elites below with successor qualifications eagerly awaiting the position of family head, and various factions in between to check and balance each other.”

Sure enough!

Chen Dong smiled helplessly.

In a trance, he was suddenly somewhat moved in his heart.

The Chen family was so complicated to this extent, and still, his father had allowed Elder Long to come in the first place.

Not only did he save his mother, but he also allowed him to have the Heir Apparent qualification.

The meaning of this could not be described as deep.

……

Tianmen Mountain Villa.

Zhou Yanqiu twirled his cigar and stood in front of the window as if he were a statue, looking out at the night scene outside.

The smoke rises from the burnt out cigar.

Cigar ashes are still scattered on the ground.

He has been in this position for almost an hour.

Knock, knock!

A knock sounded at the door.

It pulled Zhou Yanqiu’s thoughts back to reality.

“Master, Old Mrs Chen left by special plane overnight.” Outside the door, the old butler’s voice rang out.

“Gone?!”

Zhou Yanqiu’s face changed drastically and he asked urgently, “What happened to Chen Dong?”

“Chen Dong deliberately broke his wound before entering the Four Seals Clubhouse, and has now left the Four Seals Clubhouse and gone to the hospital for treatment.” The old butler said.

Boom!

Zhou Yanqiu was struck by lightning.

He took off his gold-rimmed glasses and rubbed his eyes hard: “And nothing, nothing else happened? Or did …… Chen Dong have any other injuries on his body?”

With his experience, he naturally knew what it meant for Chen Dong to break his wounds before entering the Four Seals Club.

But if there were no other injuries when he went in and came out again, it meant that spare him would be shocked.

The old butler said, “No.”

“Impossible!”

Zhou Yanqiu’s eyes went round in shock, his body went limp and he sat down on the chair, “How is this possible? It’s absolutely impossible ……”

Over and over again, she murmured as if she was hysterical.

The Chen family’s old lady descended on the city with such a big show, and there was Chen Tiansheng greeting him in advance for him to receive her.

It was clear that the old lady had come to ask for Chen Dong’s punishment and to stand up for Chen Tiansheng.

But now, Chen Dong has returned to the hospital “safe and sound”.

But Old Mrs. Chen left in a frenzy.

What a joke!

“Master, the news has been repeatedly confirmed, there can be no mistake.” The old butler’s words were like a basin of cold water, making Zhou Yanqiu calm down completely.

Under the light, he sat in his chair, his eyes deep as if they were black holes.

Only after a long time did he smile bitterly and put on his gold-rimmed glasses again, “This time, is it really that I have placed the wrong bet?”

He shouted to the outside of the room, “Notify it down, starting tomorrow, withdraw the supply boycott on Din Tai!”

……

The latter days were calm and quiet.

Everything was going on in an orderly manner.

But the withdrawal of the boycott of Dingtai by all the material dealers in the city made Chen Dong cry and laugh.

Chen Dong was also clear that this was the result of Zhou Yanqiu, who chose to ride the wall after his reversal.

He didn’t care, Zhou Yanqiu was willing to ride the wall so be it, anyway, Zhou Yanqiu will not be allowed to land on his side.

Once disloyal, a hundred times not.

In the past, he was still grateful to Zhou Yanqiu, and Zhou Yanqiu did help him.

The appearance of Chen Tiansheng, if not because of his mother, he took the risk to force Chen Tiansheng away.

If Chen Tiansheng had tangled with him in the city, Zhou Yanqiu would never have shown him the slightest mercy.

With the boycott withdrawn, the foreign suppliers that Zhou Yanqiu had helped to find at the beginning also once again came to Dingtai’s door.

However, Chen Dong directly asked Xiao Ma to refuse and posted a message on the company’s official website.

Announcing all material suppliers, the material supply of the shantytown renovation project in the west of the city and Yingli reached an exclusive cooperation!

In this way, the covetousness of those wallflower-like material dealers was also completely dispelled.

In the blink of an eye, it was the last day of the month.

Inside the ward.

Xiao Ma was making a report to Chen Dong with a pile of company documents.

“Brother Dong, have you really decided that we will open the pre-sale of three properties at the same time tomorrow?”

After the debriefing, Xiao Ma asked worriedly.

It was not that a company could not pre-sell more than one property at the same time.

However, it is indeed rare for a company like Dingtai to pre-sell three properties in the same area at the same time.

And it was a big risk to take, pre-selling at the same time would inevitably distract from the heat and the attention of home buyers.

“It’s confirmed.”

Chen Dong nodded, “Pre-selling at the same time is to return the funds as soon as possible, although it will reduce the heat and won’t be the same as the last time when Long Ting Garden sold out in one day, but I’m also mentally prepared, with Dingtai’s current wind level in the city and the hotness in the west of the city, it won’t be reduced by much.”

“Good.”

Xiao Ma asked no more questions and looked at the injuries on Chen Dong’s body, “Then tomorrow’s pre-sale ribbon cutting ceremony ……”

Chen Dong looked down and said with a smile, “This injury won’t be a problem, I’ll be there on time tomorrow, you go back and get busy first.”

After waiting for Xiao Ma to leave.

Chen Dong frowned, as if he was thinking.

“Young master, what are you thinking about?” Elder Long asked.

Chen Dong raised his eyebrows, “Tomorrow is the beginning of the month, Xiao Ying should be coming back with her parents as well.”

 

Chapter 125

“Nervous?” Elder Long asked.

Chen Dong smiled faintly, “Guess?”

Elder Long gently rubbed his chin and said in a serious tone, “Young master, an ugly daughter-in-law has to meet her father-in-law after all.”

Chen Dong’s head was filled with black lines and he was speechless for a while.

However, it would be a lie to say that he was not nervous.

Although he had met Gu Qingying’s parents when he was at university.

But this was a time and a place.

Back then, it was as a friend, but now it was as a boyfriend.

What’s more, he had also been divorced.

This was enough to make his impression in Gu Qingying’s parents’ minds, greatly diminished.

After Gu Qingying left last time, there was already very little communication between the two of them, and now when they met again, they had to see Gu Qingying’s parents.

This time, what would happen again?

The more he thought about it, the more apprehensive Chen Dong felt.

Chen Dong was able to remain calm when he was pre-selling three properties at the same time.

However, seeing Gu Qingying again made his mind unsettled.

On the side, Long Lao looked at Chen Dong’s tightly knitted brow and nervous look and said with a smile.

“Young master, you look now like your father did when he met your mother’s family.”

“My parents?”

Chen Dong looked at Elder Long.

Elder Long looked stunned, his eyes flickered for a moment, then he waved his hand with a smile, “It’s all old stuff, it’s not worth mentioning.”

Really not worth mentioning?

Chen Dong was puzzled.

Because he had not had a father since he was young, he had rarely explored his parents’ past.

When Elder Long mentioned it, it immediately aroused his interest.

However, Long Lao turned his eyes and terminated the topic, obviously meaningful.

……

The next morning.

The attention of the whole city was once again focused on the west of the city the moment the sun rose.

After a period of pre-heating, the people of the city already knew that Dingtai in the west of the city would be pre-selling three properties at the same time.

The last time Longting Garden was pre-sold, it was still fresh in my mind.

How long has it been since then?

Now it’s going to be pre-sold again, and for three properties!

With today’s property prices in the west of the city, even three properties will not hinder its popularity in the slightest.

Last time, Longting Garden was sold out in one day, which made many people who were ready to buy a home, go home disappointed.

This time around, three properties are being pre-sold at the same time, and the huge number of properties available is making the blood of those who were disappointed to return boil again.

Everyone was most enthusiastic about buying a property that was almost like “picking up money”.

However, as Chen Dong and his team had expected.

The pre-sale of three properties at the same time really distracted attention.

As a result, many buyers and onlookers gathered at each property, but none of them were as spectacular as the long queues of people in front of Longting Garden last time.

After the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Chen Dong went straight back to the office of Dingtai.

Sitting in front of his computer, he kept an eye on the real-time pre-sale data sent by the three properties.

Although the sales volume had not exploded, it had been steadily rising, and with such a state of affairs, it was only a matter of time before they sold out.

“Brother Dong, the heat is really not as hot as the last time Longting Garden exploded, I guess the media can’t speculate on any news this time.”

Xiao Ma was a little helpless, thinking of the last time when the pre-sale of Long Ting Garden was a firestorm of attention from the whole city, his heart was a little empty.

Originally, the pre-sale of one property at a time could have been repeated several times!

This was the perfect time for Din Tai to make a big splash in the city!

“One time out of the limelight is enough.”

Chen Dong smiled spontaneously and pointed to the computer screen, “The sales figures are what we are after, sulking and keeping a low profile is the way to go.”

Xiao Ma had been following Chen Dong and observing the data, and was satisfied with the pre-sales of the three properties.

However, he was still a bit puzzled by Chen Dong’s words, “But wouldn’t it be better for our image of Dingtai to penetrate the hearts of the people if we were allowed to make more of a splash and get more media coverage?”

“Big trees attract the wind!”

Chen Dong spat out four words with a deep gaze, and then continued to look at the data on the computer.

And Xiao Ma also looked down and pondered.

It was also right at the time of the pre-sale of the three properties.

In front of one of the properties, a big black Mercedes Benz G slowly drove up and stopped at the road not far from the property.

The car window was lowered and a middle-aged man with white hair, a big back haircut and an unruffled brow, poked his head out.

Looking at the throng of people in front of the sales centre.

The middle-aged man couldn’t help but nod and smile, “This kid, he’s running a good business.”

“Dad, what’s good, Chen Dong has made a fool of himself this time.”

Inside the car, an angry voice rang out, “Last time, the pre-sale blew up the city and was unprecedented, this time, he actually doesn’t know to strike while the iron is hot and pre-sell three properties at the same time, isn’t that greedy? If he can repeat the hot pre-sale last time, his Dingtai will be deeply popular in the whole city.”

“Oh, I’ve seen that video on the internet, so blatantly showing love to my baby daughter, it does have to be a firestorm all over town.”

The middle-aged man laughed and joked, “Was that a pre-sale that exploded all over town? It’s clearly my daughter on fire all over town!”

“Dad ……”

The scolding voice breathed a bit of helplessness.

“You old disgrace, how can you tease your daughter like that?” Another gentle voice with a few moments of anger.

The middle-aged man laughed harshly and raised the window again.

The big Mercedes G slowly started up.

And inside the car, the middle-aged man picked up a piece of information and read it.

The more he read it, the more the smile on his face grew.

From time to time, he also nodded gently.

On the side, two women watched quietly.

One of them, was …… Gu Qingying!

And beside Gu Qing Ying, was a beautiful woman, still charming, neither her figure nor her appearance had left the slightest trace of age.

If onlookers were to see them, they would not think that they were mother and daughter, but rather that they were sisters.

In fact, Gu Qingying had returned to the city with her parents last night.

It was only because she was with her parents and knew that Chen Dong was busy with the pre-sale that Gu Qingying did not immediately inform Chen Dong.

This morning, it was instead her father who brought up the issue and wanted to come and see the pre-sale of the property developed by Chen Dong.

Then, there was this scene now.

“Dad, why are you still quite appreciative of that big fool?” Gu Qingying was a little dismayed.

Giving up the momentum of Din Tai’s public opinion in the whole city because of greed, this seemed to her that Chen Dong’s operation was simply silly and bubbly.

With such a large piece of cake in the west of the city, releasing it outwards little by little would not worry about sales at all, but would instead root Dingtai in the hearts of people all over the city little by little.

If a business wants to develop for a long time, outside recognition and a good image are essential.

Bias, father’s reaction, why is something wrong?

“Silly girl!”

The middle-aged man dotingly rubbed Gu Qingying’s hair and said in a serious tone, “A big tree attracts the wind, a gun beats the head of a bird, too much publicity will bring misfortune to yourself instead.”

He pointed to the hot property sales outside and said, “The west side of the city is now a big fragrant cake, countless people are coveting it, if you cause a city-wide sensation again and again, it will only make those covetous people red-eyed, this is not afraid of thieves to steal, not afraid of thieves to miss.”

“Shopping malls are like battlefields, backstabbers abound, do you think it’s better to be in the limelight or to stifle the money and stuff it in your wallet?”

After saying this, the middle-aged man rubbed his chin and smiled faintly.

“This little Chen Dong is not bad, back when I met him, how come I didn’t think this boy had such eyesight?”

Hearing her father praise Chen Dong, Gu Qingying immediately felt a sense of happiness in her heart.

She flashed her eyes and said, “Have you decided when to meet him, then?”

 

Chapter 126

After the last incident, it took Gu Qingying quite a bit of energy to gradually calm her mind down after she returned home.

She also understood Chen Dong.

This time, on the other hand, she was apprehensive about bringing her parents to meet Chen Dong.

Chen Dong had indeed made some achievements now, but this was far inferior to her family background.

Gu Qingying is not a silly white princess, and she knows the importance of “the right family”.

Otherwise, during her three years on the other side of the ocean, her father would not have been arranging for her to be matched with the sons of the rich and powerful, oil tycoons and Silicon Valley giants.

She had refused them all because her heart was with Chen Dong.

But now that she had brought her parents to meet her intended, even if she didn’t mind Chen Dong’s family background, what about her parents?

What’s more, Chen Dong had been divorced!

This was a thorn in the side of the older generation’s eyes, something they couldn’t stand!

Now it was just the right time to take advantage of my father’s praise of Chen Dong and offer to meet him, and perhaps add a few points to Chen Dong’s impression.

If it was delayed until later, and father’s appreciative mood towards Chen Dong disappeared, and he saw Chen Dong again, then even the last few impression points would be lost.

Sure enough!

The middle-aged man curbed his smile and said solemnly, “Little Ying, have you really decided?”

Gu Qingying was stunned, her eyes flickering, her red lips mouthing.

She knew what her father was going to say.

In fact, when the decision to return to China to meet Chen Dong had been made, her parents had not failed to mention this.

A second marriage!

A fact that could not be erased!

“You have to know that he is married for the second time while you are still a yellow daughter, leaving aside the fact that his last marriage was to your former bestie, Wang Nan Nan, do you really want to bet everything you have on him?”

The middle-aged man’s voice was calm, yet it carried a strong sense of depression.

Like a dull knife, it gently cut on Gu Qingying’s heart, making it extremely difficult for her.

“Little Ying, you are the jewel of your parents’ heart, and they have always respected your choice, but there are some things that we hope you will consider carefully.”

The beautiful woman on the other side also spoke in a serious manner, her words were not intense, and she was gentle and reasonable.

In fact, this was the way their family always got along.

“If you stay with him, you have a long way to go in the future, through ups and downs, and you may even fail at nothing.”

The beautiful woman’s voice was a little low, and the look she gave Gu Qingying was full of heartache and intolerance: “You have such a good family background, you can have someone better, while Chen Dong he is a divorcee, and although he is now a small success, this will not give you back your sense of security.”

Gu Qingying smiled gently.

She knew that her parents were thinking of her future.

However, since childhood, she had always been stubborn and obstinate.

Otherwise, after leaving Chen Dong for three years, she would not have been so impulsive as to fire back to Chen Dong from the moment of his divorce.

Perhaps this is also called nostalgia for the old days, and also called a love for the old days.

Inside the car, the atmosphere was somewhat strained.

Gu Qingying’s parents did not press Gu Qingying to make a statement.

It was necessary for them to give their daughter enough time to think about her lifelong matter.

“Mom and Dad.”

Gu Qingying suddenly raised her head, her eyes full of determination, and smiled sweetly, “He said it, he won’t let me lose!”

“You bet your whole life on it, how can I let you lose?”

The middle-aged man murmured with a smile, the light in his eyes shining brightly, “Good then, let’s meet him tonight, I happen to call a few old friends I haven’t seen in years to catch up.”

“Thank you, Daddy.”

Gu Qingying happily flung herself into the middle-aged man’s arms.

The beautiful woman glared at the middle-aged man.

The middle-aged man smiled faintly, “My daughter likes it.”

Then, he pushed Gu Qingying away and said seriously, “But seeing is seeing, but I have an agreement with you in advance, tonight’s banquet is Mom and Dad helping you pick your future, whether that Chen Dong is a real piece of gold or not, we still have to refine it by fire, when the time comes, you are not allowed to interfere and take his side!”

“Dad, what do you want to do?” Gu Qingying was a little nervous.

The middle-aged man did not answer, but said directly, “If you don’t agree, then your mother and I will not see him and will leave immediately.”

“Promise, I promise.”

Gu Qingying did not dare to ask more questions and agreed in a panic.

Meanwhile.

Chen Dong, who was at Dingtai Company, still did not know all this.

He hadn’t even thought that Gu Qingying would return on the first day of the month!

The data delivered in real time for the three pre-sale properties had been holding up well, and according to the trend of first day sales, it would probably take a week to sell out the listings released this time.

This is the best possible outcome for him.

The fastest profitability without making a big splash.

By 5pm, Chen Dong had already asked Xiao Ma to arrange the celebration dinner for tonight.

However, an invitation delivered to his desk made his arrangements completely unsuccessful.

Looking at the four big words on the invitation, Chen Dong’s eyebrows were furrowed with joy and surprise.

At the head of the invitation was the words: Four Seals Club.

It was an invitation from the Four Seals Club, an entry qualification!

“Who sent this?” Chen Dong looked at Lone Wolf.

Lone Wolf shook his head, “A young man, after giving me the invitation and saying to give it to you, he simply left without saying anything more.”

Chen Dong was dumbfounded and lost his smile.

The invitation was indeed genuine, after all, the backstage of the Four Seals Club was so strong that no one dared to counterfeit it.

However, the invitation could also be called an “invitation letter”, which meant that the owner of the club asked the Four Seals Club for an invitation to invite the person he wanted to invite.

But on this invitation, there is no name of the owner.

Could it be that …… is Lord Meng?

Chen Dong raised his eyebrows, with Lord Meng’s special status, if he wanted to send an invitation of worship, there was indeed a high probability that he would not drop his name.

“Xiao Ma, why don’t you guys host the celebration banquet tonight, I have to go to my appointment.”

Chen Dong shook the obeisance invitation and said to Xiao Ma.

If it was an invitation of worship from Lord Meng, he could not brush off the other party’s face.

Such a simple invitation was a “precious treasure” that Zhou Yanqiu and Zhou Zunlong could only hope for!

Now that the other party had personally delivered it to him, if he did not treasure it, he would be lacking in heart.

As night fell.

The Four Seals Clubhouse continued to display its unique mystery and solemnity.

Inside the small bamboo courtyard.

The courtyard is brightly lit and full of laughter.

Outsiders only know that the Four Seals Clubhouse is mysterious and that no one can enter unless they have an invitation.

But only the real Four Seals Club regulars know that this bamboo courtyard is where the Four Seals Club is truly honoured.

It is quiet and elegant.

It is different from the grandeur of other parts of the Four Seals Clubhouse.

It is like a paradise outside the world, unspoilt by mortal dust.

If it were not for the extremely distinguished guests, unless the owner of the clubhouse lived there, ordinary people would not even have the qualification to venture into the bamboo forest.

Last time, it was the Chen family’s old lady.

And this time, it was the Gu family!

“Meng Tie Tou, you old boy has become a great official of a party in my absence all these years?”

The middle-aged man happily punched the middle-aged man with graying temples in the chest.

This scene, if outsiders were to see it, their jaws would definitely drop in shock.

Nowadays, even a business tycoon like Zhou Yanqiu would have to grovel and smile in front of the middle-aged man with white sideburns.

In this city, there was no one else who could be so lenient in his words and behaviour!

“Old dog Gu, you don’t have to talk nonsense, it’s been a long time, who have you invited tonight? I’m telling you, the Four Seals Club is closed tonight. If I don’t drink you up, my name is not Meng.” The middle-aged man with white sideburns laughed loudly and proudly.

You don’t usually see such a Lord Meng!

Without their usual majesty, the two men looked as if they had gone back to the old days, laughing and cursing without changing a bit.

“Hahahaha …… you old boy!”

The middle-aged man laughed and scolded, pointed at Gu Qingying and said, “Tonight is for a few of you to come and keep an eye on your great niece’s boyfriend, you can’t show me any weakness later!”

When Lord Meng saw Gu Qingying, he froze for a moment.

He had a feeling of déjà vu and couldn’t help but ask, “Eldest niece, have we met before?”

Without waiting for Gu Qingying to answer, the middle-aged man snickered, “Hey, you old boy, you’re quite familiar with yourself.”

Gu Qingying’s eyes flickered and she glanced at Lord Meng, if she had met him, it should be because of the news caused by Chen Dong’s display of affection last time, so that Lord Meng had seen it, right?

“Get lost!” Lord Meng gave the middle-aged man a blank look, “Alright, I’ll definitely help you keep a good eye on him later, who is that kid anyway?”

The middle-aged man pretended to be mysterious and smiled faintly, “I’ll introduce you guys later!”